Firestone Destination LE-2 Review


Firestone DESTINATION LE 2 Full - 660x550

15"
215/75R15
225/70R15
225/75R15
235/70R15
235/75R15
265/75R15
16"
205/70R16
215/65R16
215/70R16
225/70R16
225/75R16
235/65R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/65R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
17"
215/60R17
215/65R17
225/60R17
225/65R17
235/55R17
235/60R17
235/65R17
235/70R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
275/60R17
18"
225/55R18
225/60R18
235/50R18
235/55R18
235/60R18
235/65R18
245/60R18
255/55R18
255/65R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
275/65R18
19"
225/55R19
235/45R19
235/50R19
235/55R19
245/55R19
255/50R19
255/55R19
255/60R19
275/55R19
20"
235/55R20
245/50R20
255/50R20
255/55R20
265/50R20
275/45R20
275/55R20
275/60R20
22"
285/45R22
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The Good
  • Comfortable and quiet ride
  • Excellent value for money
  • Retain qualities for entire tread life
  • Wears out evenly
The Bad
  • 25 000 mile mark is the average tread lifespan
  • Quick acceleration on dry roads causes spinning
  • Poor traction in snow and ice
Dry Performance88
Wet Performance86
Winter Performance75
Comfort88
Treadwear81
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Utility and light truck drivers are keen on getting the most out of their vehicles. While sports drivers require speed, load capacity and longevity are of great importance. An all season tire that brings together decent tread wear, comfort and performance fits the segment very well. It then comes as no surprise that Firestone, a leading tire manufacturer has come up with exactly that. The Firestone Destination Le2 is a purpose built highway, all – year round light truck tire. It is designed with drivers of crossover vehicles, SUVs and light truck drivers in mind. Their value proposition of includes a polished ride, an above – average tread life and unwavering performance even in winter conditions. Our Firestone Destination Le2 review puts the tire to its paces.

Balanced Engineering

The engineering of the Firestone LE-2 starts off with the tire’s compound. It’s made up of a silica – enhanced blend that is embedded into a symmetric tread pattern. The result is a tire that features high levels of traction in different driving conditions. UNI – T technology is employed to enhance wet and dry handling. To complement this, a series of serrated shoulder blocks that are supported by a progressive rib framework. This consideration makes for extended tread wear and longevity.   

The LE2 tires are also adorned with circumferential grooves that run the expanse of the tire’s surface area. This eliminates the possibility of hydroplaning in wet driving. Intersecting tread channels with zigzag sipes giving the Firestone LE-2 tires biting edges that give them an advantage in snow driving conditions.

Fails To Live Up To The Mark

A major challenge with the Firestone Destination LE-2 tires is that they fail to live up to the one thing they are meant to deliver, tread wear. Owners have complained that even if they follow a rigorous balancing, rotation and alignment regime, the tires barely make the 25 000 mile mark. To make matters worse the LE-2s’ don’t maintain their performance over the short life of their tread.

Another issue that compromises the Firestone Le2 tires is the ride quality. The tires tend to be noisy on the freeway. This makes cruising a bit annoying. In addition to that, they tend to feel unsteady when changing lanes which takes away from driver confidence.

The Firestone Destination Le2 review revels the best the tires have to offer. While there are some setbacks that take away from the tire, the value proposition is quite balanced.

Features Of The Firestone Destination Le2 Tires

  • Twin steel belts that reinforce the internal integrity of the tire
  • Ribbed shoulder notches that streamline handling and cornering ability
  • UNI-T Technology meant to improve handling and traction especially in wet conditions
  • Zigzagged sipes that provide biting edges useful for snow grip

Firestone has built an unrivaled reputation for themselves as a leading manufacturer of quality tires and the Destination Le2s do not let them down. The set may not necessarily be the best offering in the segment but they give a great balance that most drivers will appreciate.

Author: Matt Taylor

A 28 year old car guy that used to work in a car repair shop. I used to talk about tires because I had to, now I talk about them because I want to.

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